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Blue Desert Cafe

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Mexican, Pizza, Seafood
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12518 state road 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625
+1 352-543-9111
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh, real food

Delicious seafood burrito, quirky space and eager wait staff. This was my third time here and the food is reliably tasty and made with fresh ingredients.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
suzinstpete
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St. Petersburg, FL
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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St. Petersburg, FL
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Delicious seafood burrito, quirky space and eager wait staff. This was my third time here and the food is reliably tasty and made with fresh ingredients.

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Orlando, Florida
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109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great meal on a Friday night. You can tell everything is homemade by the owner/cook who is obviously proud of her offerings. My wife had the cool shrimp pasta special which features basil and a hint of mint leaf in a butter wine sauce over linguini and a great house salad. I had a unique shrimp and scallop burrito (2)... More 

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Lineville, Alabama
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Visit Blue Desert on every trip to the Island and always enjoy it. Food is good, atmosphere is laid back and fun, wait staff is friendly (we helped "train" a newby). Doesn't look like much on the outside, but worth the effort. Try it it next time you are in Cedar Key.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The food is excellent, the atmosphere delightful, and the people refreshing! Every time we come to Cedar Key we stop for supper and have never been disappointed

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Memphis, Tennessee
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

From the quaintness of this little gem to the excellent food and the informative local artist waitress....you just cannot beat this place. Went with 3 other friends and we all had something different, everything was WONDERFUL AND PREPARED FRESH TO ORDER ! Don't get caught up in the downtown eateries and miss this place.

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Shalimar, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved everything about this cafe. The size is so quaint and the decor perfect old Florida country cafe. The food was made from scratch with herbs from the back. It was delicious!!! The waitress was great and added to the over all experience. oh ... loved that there were trivial pursuit cards to play while waiting. Definitely don't miss trying... More 

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Placerville, California
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Casual, eclectic decor in this small cottage restaurant on the water. Sunset views from the back porch or watch the world go by on the front. Inside, the fifties style tables, no two alike, offer comfortable seating for small groups and couples. Great place for a private party or small wedding. Chef cooks all from scratch. No frozen food truck... More 

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alaska
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

For a small off the beaten path town the food is amazing! We didn't have a bad meal anywhere. The Blue Desert came highly recommended and it was good, but I think there is more hype here than anything else. If we make it back to Cedar Key this place probably wouldn't be at the top of my list.

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Gainesville, Florida
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

An eclectic little place that is a reflection of its owner/chef, this 7-table restaurant is owned and operated by Therese, who makes all dishes to order. That means you should be prepared for a leisurely meal, but it's worth it. And, there is plenty to look at among the memorabilia that decorates the walls. I recommend the bowtie pasta, the... More 

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Cedar Key
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

She makes a wonderful pizza by hand. There is a nice menu and it is very smallish for couples dining

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12518 state road 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Cedar Key
  • Phone Number: +1 352-543-9111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?